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Agenda EYFS Curriculum Learning Diaries Reading Phonics How to help at home Dates for the diary Question and answer session
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Based on seven areas of Learning: Personal, Social and Emotional Communication Language Physical Development Literacy Maths Understanding of the World Expressive Arts
Learning Diaries Pictures from home can go into the children’s learning diaries as well as wow slips. Children can stick into learning diaries a piece of work that they are proud of too – e.g. a colouring sheet.
“One of the most important things a parent can do to boost the educational chances of their child is to read to them.” Alan Johnson
Reading at home It is really important to share books at home be it library books or school reading books. Children are sent home with a book without words in their first week at school because being a reader is not just about being able to decode words but about being able to tell a story, make a prediction, use inference and talk about the characters in a story amongst other comprehension skills. It may be that you read the same book more than once to get the most out of the story. Start by looking at the title of the book and the sounds in the inside front cover.
Home Link Books Whenever you read with your child please write it in their home-link book and if they read 3 times a week they will get a reward. If you wish to change your child’s book more than once a week write it in their book and we will do this for you. Most importantly... Love books! Make time to talk about the book Make story time a special time
‘Tricky’ Words I the to We wave our tricky finger! ABC It is important that children know that each letter sound has a letter name and we sing an alphabet rap so that they learn their alphabet, but they must sound out words using the letter Sound when they are reading.
How to help at home We have started sending home learning folders home with your children showing the sounds that we have been learning. You can use their sheets as you want - colouring, letter practise. Some children enjoy looking through magazines and catalogues for things starting with these sounds and sticking them in. Encourage a correct pencil grip when you see your child holding felt pens, paint brushes etc. Try a clothes peg if they find this hard. “Quacky fingers”! When writing letter shapes encourage anticlockwise and vertical strokes. Let your child see you enjoying reading and writing. Name writing practise – in sand, with felt tips, crayons, anything!! Letters and Sound website – type into google, Phase 2.
Dates for your diary Harvest Festival & Reception Children welcome service this Friday at Thornford Church. All welcome! Consultation Evenings in October. Written report in December. Nativity! Please let us know of anything that is worrying you or your child straight away, staff are available every morning to talk to you